Vanessa is one of the strongest and most inspirational Girl Bosses that I have met. This Adelaide mother started her business
Elle Hill after the tragic loss of her 4 year old daughter, Elle, in 2011 from a heart condition.
After this huge loss in the family Vanessa wanted a necklace that had her children’s names on it. She was after something a little different and contemporary, but wasn’t able to find what she was after so decided to make something herself. She has a long background in jewellery and has always found great pleasure in making and designing. Stamping jewellery very quickly became her new passion and almost a therapy.
So, after much encouragement from her family and friends, Elle Hill was established in 2014, named in memory of her daughter and wouldn't she be VERY proud of her Mum!
Based from a home studio in Hove SA, each piece is hand stamped letter by letter, ensuring all pieces are truly unique and a one of a kind. Elle Hill's range includes stamped pendants, bracelets and rings along with a handmade range of leather + beaded necklaces and bracelets and an extensive range of simple sterling silver stud earrings. The pendants are made from a range of materials including: gold filled, sterling silver, stainless steel and yellow/rose gold plated stainless steel.
Vanessa adores hearing the reasons why each client is purchasing one of her pendants and find it such a privilege to be a part of someone lives weather they are welcoming a new baby into the family, celebrating a friend or family member’s birthday or commemorating a beautiful life.
Clients feedback keeps her going, as she loves the feeling she gets from making something so personal for someone and hearing that they really love it! She also enjoys teaching her children to chase their dreams, if you believe you can do it – you will! Life isn’t always about taking the easy road.
Keeping work / life balance is so important, especially when you run your own business. Vanessa spends time cooking and spending time with her beautiful boys and on weekends they can often be found down the beach, at the playground or at their favourite bakery in Brighton!
"Elle was the most amazing and inspirational little person I know. She inspires me to be the best I can be,
to appreciate all the amazing thigs in my life and to always do what you love."
Meet Vanessa on the gathered. cart from next Monday 24th - Sunday 30th October, in the middle of the mall of the Fresh Food Market at Westfield Marion or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.